2 minutes to read Posted on Monday February 1, 2021

Updated on Wednesday February 3, 2021

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Isabel Crespo

Business Development Coordinator, Education , Europeana Foundation

Introducing the Europeana MOOC ‘Digital Education with Cultural Heritage’

Our MOOC for 2021 is designed to empower educators to use digital technology and bring cultural heritage into their lessons and practices, whether in a classroom, museum, or library. Find out why you should take part and how to sign up!

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Why

Cultural heritage has a crucial role to play in education. While languages, syllabi and curricula may change across the globe, the challenging need to look at the past to understand the present is shared among generations and is universal.

With the aim of increasing digital cultural data as a trusted primary source, the Europeana ‘Digital Education with Cultural Heritage’ MOOC will empower teachers and educators to use digital technologies, essential to develop learners' 21st century skills. 

This online course will explore the educational potential of digital cultural heritage, improving teachers’ and educators’ understanding so you can efficiently integrate it into your lessons and practices, regardless of the subject. The final goal is to design engaging and deep-learning content for students, museumgoers, or lifelong learners to prepare them as active and responsible citizens.

This MOOC makes use of Europeana’s digitised collection of cultural heritage, content from the Teaching with Europeana blog, tools like Transcribathon and Historiana and other ready-made materials that you can easily integrate into educational activities. The course will also introduce the learning scenario template and guide participants to use it and build their own. Find out more in the video below!

What

MOOCs - or Massive Online Open Courses - allow large numbers of participants to learn new skills and develop their knowledge through online teaching. Over the last few years, Europeana MOOCs have trained around 4,000 educators, building their and their students’ resilience and skills for their future.

The Europeana 'Digital Education with Cultural Heritage' MOOC is organised around the principle of peer learning, with course content designed to stimulate reflection and discussion so that participants can learn from each other’s experiences and ideas. The course is offered in English, and participants will receive a digital course certificate and badge upon completion of the full course. 

Who

The course is relevant to teachers of all subjects and levels (primary and secondary), museum educators, and anyone who wants to design educational activities using Europeana, like librarians, archivists, curators, and other non-formal educators. Other educational professionals and stakeholders with an interest in the topic, such as heads of schools, school support staff and policy makers in education and culture, are also welcome to join. 

When

This course starts on 15 March 2021 and runs for six and half weeks. In total, there are five modules, with one opening weekly and a workload of around 18 hours. 

Register now

The MOOC is open for everyone through the European Schoolnet Academy - create an account and register through the link below. 

The 'Digital Education with Cultural Heritage' online course was produced under the Europeana DSI-4 project, which is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union. The course content has been produced by the Europeana DSI-4 Ambassadors, the Europeana Foundation and European Schoolnet. The course is the sole responsibility of the organiser and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), and the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained.

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